It’s my first day at work after two weeks off. The past two weeks will are defiantly two of the most interesting weeks in my life. I met a lot of new people; I started this inner metamorphosis of myself, I am coming to accept the fact that my marriage is over. I cemented an already deep friendship even deeper; at least I think I did.
And now it’s back to the salt mines as my grandma says. It’s really not as bad as I make it out to be. There just isn’t a lot to do sometimes and it gets really boring. It gives me a lot of time to think. When I think, I would dwell on the past, I would dwell on the ex. I don’t do that as much as I did. I kind of miss it. The pining away and sadness over the whole thing were a big part of my day to day life. Now I think about the future. I think about the people I will meet and the places I will go. I think about my moment in the sun, and wonder when it will be my turn.
Here, have some more random facts about me.
In 4th, 5th and 6th grade I sat behind Shonna Hoback. Holy fuck, I loved her. She may be the only crush I really talked to. I would sit and stare at the back of her neck all day. To this day, whenever I remember how I felt whenever she turned and handed me a paper, smiled at me and said “Here you go Verne.” I melt every time.
While in 7th grade I kept a knife under my pillow incase the Nightstalker decided to attack my house. I would save my family.
Richard Robinson threw my lock to the PE locker in the toilet. Mr. Moonie told me to get it out. I told him to get it out himself. I got detention because I didn’t stick my hand in a toilet.
I went to a movie one night when I was 21 or 22. I can’t remember what we saw. There was some girl that sat next to me after the lights went down. I have no idea what she looked like or who she was. We both fumbled our arms on the shared armrest. I took her hand and held it. She squeezed my hand. We watched the movie with our thumbs caressing each others hand. The movie ended, I got up said goodbye and walked away.
My mother had a part time job working in the kitchen for Rialto school district. I would get secretly offended when someone complained about the food.
My first car was a 1976 Vega that had a bumper sticker on it that said “I love my kids” I left it on.
I was bit by a black widow once.
Once in a mall, some counter girl said “Dude, you are fucking hot” I didn’t know what to do so I mumbled thank you and walked away.
I would steal books from the school library.
When I take the train to and from work, I put my headphones on and pretend to listen to music and listen to the people around me talk
This girl I dated gave me crabs. We broke up after that.
I am scared of heights.